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Police warning following spate of daylight burglaries in Armagh and Newtownhamilton


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PSNI stock image.

PSNI stock image.

Police have warned the public to take extra precautions following six burglaries in Co Armagh on Wednesday afternoon.

The burglaries happened in broad daylight according to police, with properties in Armagh and Newtownhamilton targeted.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Stewart said: “We received five reports of burlglaries in the Newtownhamilton Road area of Armagh, and one in the Dundalk Road area of Newtownhamilton. All happened around lunchtime on Wednesday, with the first incident, in Armagh, reported around 12.45pm.

“We have been notified of a sighting of a dark-coloured Audi in the area, with up to five people on-board.

“The intrusions happened in broad daylight, at a time when people would have been going about their normal business, and I am appealng to anyone with information to get in touch.

“If you noticed this vehicle or anyone acting suspiciously, or if you happened to capture any dash cam footage, please contact us on 101 quoting reference number 794 of 30/06/21

“Please make security part of your daily routine. Close and lock all doors and windows, even if you are only popping out for a few minutes.

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"Leave a light on if it will be dark before you get home. And consider security lights. To a burglar, a dark house is an empty house. Please also keep a look out for any elderly or vulnerable neighbours. If you see or hear anything that seems suspicious call 101 and in the event of an emergency call 999.”

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